Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Ulan Bator, reaching up to 1.1. Remember sunglasses and SPF 30+ on sunny days, and be cautious around reflective surfaces like sand, water, and snow for increased UV exposure.
Read more here about the climate and sun exposure in and around Ulan Bator.
The UV index in Ulan Bator ranges from low to very high throughout the year. In the summer months of June and July, the UV index can reach very high levels, around 10 to 12. It is important to protect yourself from the sun's rays by wearing sunblock and appropriate clothing, especially during peak hours from 10 am to 4 pm.
Ulan Bator experiences four distinct seasons. Spring (March to May) sees an increase in temperatures, ranging from 0 °C (32 °F) to 15 °C (59 °F), with occasional rain showers. Summer (June to August) is warm and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 15 °C (59 °F) to 30 °C (86 °F). Autumn (September to November) brings cooler temperatures, ranging from 0 °C (32 °F) to 15 °C (59 °F), and the spectacular colors of changing leaves. Winter (December to February) is bitterly cold, with temperatures dropping as low as -30 °C (-22 °F).
Ulan Bator, being located in Mongolia's cold continental climate, experiences a significant temperature range throughout the year. However, it receives high levels of sun exposure due to its geographical location and relatively low levels of air pollution. This combination of extreme temperatures and high sun exposure can have a significant impact on daily life, requiring appropriate clothing and sun protection measures to ensure well-being and safety.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Ulan Bator. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.